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Our Gift Selection For Christmas 2014

Ana B. Remos

Give the gift of luxury. Ideas to delight family and friends during the holidays.

One of the most exciting moments of the holiday season is opening the gifts. We present a selection of luxurious gift ideas that will bring smiles of joy to your loved ones.

Luxury cases for iPhone and Samsung Galaxy

Elegance in the palm of your hands

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Located in the heart of Paris, at 100 Avenue des Champs-Elysées, By Atelier is a tech firm founded in 2013. Combining technology with luxury, the company creates innovative products for a new generation of consumers. One such example are their stunning covers for the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy, designed and handmade with different finishes ranging from sapphire crystal to calfskin or alligator. With a price that varies between 1,200 and 2,000 dollars, the phone cases from By Atelier are unique items for customers who want only the best.

The robotic vacuum cleaner Dyson 360 EYE
The future is here

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The British company Dyson just launched the robotic vacuum cleaner Dyson 360 EYE, a real technological marvel with an inimitable 360-degree vision system that uses sophisticated mathematical combinations, probability theory, geometry and trigonometry to create a virtual map of its surroundings. This new technology allows the robot to go through each room recognizing at all times where it is and where it must go to continue cleaning without returning to the sections already clean. This novel vacuum features the new Radial Root Cyclone system, whose powerful centrifugal force allows it to capture particles as tiny as pollen and mold. The intelligent robot, which took 16 years of research and an investment of $47 million, will clean your home thoroughly, and when the job is done, it automatically returns to its charging station. The Dyson Eye 360 has a total weight of 6 lbs. and a capacity of 0.4 liters of dirt and dust. When full, this little robot will send a message to your phone telling you that it needs to be cleaned. It costs about $1,200.

Etho Maria Haute Joaillerie Artisan’s Green Tourmaline Collection

Green is the color of hope

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Green is believed to be the color of balance and symbolizes growth, harmony, and energy. But nowhere is the color more effervescent than in Etho Maria Haute Joallerie Artisan’s Green Tourmaline Collection, which includes a spectacular necklace and bracelet comprised of a blend of green tourmaline, green sapphires and phranite stones set in yellow gold with a sparkle of diamonds. “The translucent shades of the green pebbles that you can find in a lake as well as the light, bright hints of sea green in the ocean”, says Takis Etho, founder of the prestigious haute joallerie label, about his inspiration for the collection.

Aqualina Resort & Spa
The gift of wellbeing

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A Mediterranean style villa with the Atlantic Ocean as backdrop; a haven of luxury with crystal clear waters; flawlessly decorated rooms and suites; international cuisine, oceanfront swimming pools, a fitness club, boutiques; child care programs, lush gardens and a spa with a seal of approval from ESPA (a wellness organization that brings together the leading spas of the world): this is an authentic sanctuary of refinement, care and relaxation. Its name: Acqualina Resort & Spa, in the heart of Sunny Isles Beach, Miami. The Five Star ranking it received from the Forbes Travel Guide is only one entry in the long list of praises the resort has harvested since its opening in 2008. And why not give the gift of relaxation this season? The Acqualina Resort & Spa is more than a luxurious five-star hotel and much more than a spa of similar category. A temple of relaxation, with 20,000 square feet devoted to excellence, it features eleven multifunctional treatment rooms, four spa treatment rooms, one private spa suite for couples, and an incomparable outdoor terrace with a heated whirlpool and a Roman waterfall. Read more.

A Chaise Longue with the Louis Vuitton signature

Classic elegance and luxury for the home

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Two of the biggest names in fashion and furnishings, Louis Vuitton and Cassina, have come together to pay homage to the legendary French designer Charlotte Perriand on the 110th anniversary of her birth. They did it with a limited reissue of 1,000 pieces of the emblematic CP LC4 chaise longue, created in 1928 by Perriand alongside famous architects Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. This particular piece became an interior design icon and revolutionized the Salon d’Automne in Paris in 1929, where it was presented as “the ultimate relaxation machine.” For this new special edition, Louis Vuitton covered the chromed steel structure of the LC4 with cowhide in a pink sand color, opting for dark brown leather in the foot and headrest. Meanwhile, Cassina contributes with the exclusive manufacture and distribution of this and other pieces. More information.

Lamborghini Huracán

For the adventurous spirit

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Fierce and ambitious, the Huracán LP 610-4 comes with a difficult task: to replace the successful Gallardo, the most popular car in the history of Lamborghini, with over 14,000 units produced in the Sant’Agata Bolognese factory. Since, in these cases, legacy always matters, the Huracán sports a similar design to demonstrate it did not lose the good genetics it inherited. But as often happens with successive links in the evolutionary chain, the new Huracán improves its pedigree. It is 330 pounds lighter, with a total weight of 3,135 pounds and comes with an atmospheric 5.2 liter V10 engine that delivers 610 hp and 540 Nm of torque to surpass the performance of its predecessor with notable figures: it accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 202 mph. The engine is attached to a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which distributes the power to all four wheels. It travels an average of 18.82 miles per gallon of gasoline and emits 290 g/km of CO2. More details.

The Peninsula Hotel in Paris
See Paris through a different prism

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What about a romantic Parisian getaway to end the year? It doesn’t matter how many times you visit the City of Light, it never ceases to amaze us, and the newly opened Peninsula hotel will not disappoint. Housed in a 19th-century building in the French capital, the hotel recently opened its doors to offer one of the most luxurious experiences imaginable. Located at Kleber Avenue, quite close to the Arc de Triomphe, this luxury hotel underwent a thorough renovation that took nearly four years. Close to 3,000 expert artisans worked to bring back the glamour of the Belle Epoque to the building. The magnificent staircase by Schwartz & Meurer–builders of the Eiffel Tower–stands as a symbol of the elegance we’ve come to expect from Paris. The building was also outfitted with the latest technology to please our modern sensibilities and needs. And we cannot forget the hotel’s famous fleet of luxury automobiles at the service of its guests. In contrast with the Peninsula Hong Kong, which features only a line of Rolls Royces, in Paris the Peninsula boasts a 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II, two mini coopers and 10 BMW 7 Series limos. More information about the Peninsula Paris.

Superfine Pet Luxury

Ideal gifts for our pets

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Italian designer Paolo Anna has created a new collection of dog beds, meticulously crafted by artisans in Veneto, Italy. With attractive and stylish designs, the different models are manufactured with noble materials such as steel, cedar, and even Opus Romano glass mosaic from the Italian brand Bisazza. And, of course, the made in Italy logo guarantees the high standards of Superfine Pet Luxury. The collection is limited to 200 pieces, individually numbered, so each bed becomes an exclusive luxury item for our beloved dogs. More detalis.

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